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Santa Maria Maggiore

Strada Provinciale 12, Tuscania, 01017 Tuscania, Italy
+39 328 235 0218
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Beautiful

Look for the dome on the skyline in the old town. It's a small but beautiful place. No photos or... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Jo K
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Magnificent mediaeval last judgement

The whole end wall of the church is frescoed with a mediaeval last judgement. The massive Devil is... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
RicThomp
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Strada Provinciale 12, Tuscania, 01017 Tuscania, Italy
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Look for the dome on the skyline in the old town. It's a small but beautiful place. No photos or videos though and very quiet so be respectful of this.

Thank Jo K
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The whole end wall of the church is frescoed with a mediaeval last judgement. The massive Devil is eating and defecating the souls of the damned. Well worth a detour - the façade of San Pietro, just up the hill is worth a look too.

Thank RicThomp
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Wonderful! Make sure that you take your time to visit this beautiful church and study the paintings on the walls.

Thank Luca T
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is an absolute gem! During a sudden rainstorm we rushed inside and we met by an incredible sight. This mediaeval church has many intact murals, everywhere was originally painted so brightly! The carved arches and columns are so artistic and skilfully made. There is...More

Thank fjane84
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

very beautiful church, open even on Mondays. The crypta is very impressive, and maybe the unrestored damage done by a former earthquake is meanwhile part of the special atmosphere.

Thank 144buecherwurm
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I drove by car, but one could walk from the center of town as it's just outside Tuscania. It is a simple but beautiful church. There was an attendant and a donation offering if one wishes. I loved walking the grounds as well. I especially...More

Thank DoloresJacoby
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Santa Maria Maggiore ist a must for every Tuscania visitor, there are very few churches this old and this interesting, make sure you don't miss it

Thank climax56
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

I visited the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Its rose window, also called wheel window in Gothic architecture, gives to the church a somewhat English character. Wonderful!

Thank Giorgio R
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

Not to be missed, only a short drive out of Tuscania, very limited parking. There is a lovely castellated church tower in front of this church. The church itself has a lovely door with beautiful stone carvings surrounding it. The circular window above the door...More

Thank bionicbooth
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

In a beautiful country landscape, a sort of magical scenario. Just close to the wonderful historical wall surrounded cita of tuscania, more Thanks 2500 year old town. Here around everything sound as a mankind eritage.

Thank Marobius
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